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Big Ten Whiteboard: It's time for Indiana vs. Purdue, Part I

The homestretch is in sight, and Wisconsin is the leader of the pack in the Big Ten—as many envisioned in the preseason. But, there is still a lot of basketball left to be played as we sprint toward the finish line. Get a preview of the week ahead inside.

Dienhart: Best of Week 6 in Big Ten conference play

And then there was one: Wisconsin stands alone atop the Big Ten with a 9-1 mark, knocking off Illinois and Indiana this week to run its winning streak to seven games. Wisconsin sits alone in first place after Maryland saw its seven-game winning streak end on Saturday with a home loss to Purdue.

Dienhart: Big Ten's early MVP? It's Wisconsin's Ethan Happ

Let me be the first to apologize to Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Also, no offense to Iowa’s Peter Jok. And, I hope Maryland’s Melo Trimble understands. But as the calendar is about to flip to February, there is no Big Ten player more valuable, versatile and dynamic than Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.

Power Rankings: Maryland jumps Wisconsin for top spot in Jon Crispin's poll

It's getting harder and harder to ignore what Mark Turgeon's young and talented team is doing. What it's done is rattle off a 19-2 record, including a 7-1 clip in Big Ten play, to little fanfare. That's changing, at least in Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings.

Big Ten Whiteboard: Everyone ready for Purdue at Maryland?

As the conference season chugs toward the halfway point, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat. But keep an eye on Northwestern, which has won six in a row.

Dienhart: Best of Week 5 in Big Ten conference play

Another week, another chance for Wisconsin and Maryland to assert their dominance in the Big Ten. And it’s becoming more apparent that Northwestern is a legit NCAA team, as the Wildcats have ripped off six wins in a row. Can NU win the Big Ten?

Survey: Who would you pick to take a last-second shot?

The clock is winding down. You want the ball in one player's hands. Which Big Ten player would you choose? We asked a handful of Big Ten media members for their choice.